Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Aug.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

194,489 195,537 195,652 194,489 195,210 195,310 195,416 195,537 195,652

Civilian labor force

123,786 124,477 123,667 123,327 123,111 123,287 123,379 123,314 123,275

Participation rate

63.6 63.7 63.2 63.4 63.1 63.1 63.1 63.1 63.0

Employed

115,884 117,509 117,095 115,463 116,601 116,669 116,778 116,757 116,754

Employment-population ratio

59.6 60.1 59.8 59.4 59.7 59.7 59.8 59.7 59.7

Unemployed

7,903 6,968 6,573 7,864 6,510 6,618 6,600 6,557 6,521

Unemployment rate

6.4 5.6 5.3 6.4 5.3 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3

Not in labor force

70,703 71,060 71,985 71,162 72,099 72,022 72,037 72,222 72,377

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,653 64,794 64,753 64,410 64,445 64,343 64,435 64,430 64,498

Participation rate

73.0 72.6 72.5 72.7 72.4 72.2 72.3 72.2 72.2

Employed

60,873 61,833 61,763 60,417 61,182 61,129 61,291 61,361 61,355

Employment-population ratio

68.7 69.3 69.2 68.2 68.7 68.6 68.8 68.8 68.7

Unemployed

3,781 2,961 2,990 3,993 3,264 3,214 3,144 3,069 3,142

Unemployment rate

5.8 4.6 4.6 6.2 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.9

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,261 54,077 54,112 54,456 54,277 54,520 54,454 54,356 54,356

Participation rate

58.1 57.6 57.6 58.3 57.9 58.1 58.0 57.9 57.8

Employed

51,083 51,129 51,345 51,489 51,730 51,864 51,847 51,695 51,761

Employment-population ratio

54.7 54.4 54.6 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.2 55.0 55.1

Unemployed

3,178 2,948 2,767 2,968 2,547 2,656 2,606 2,661 2,595

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.5 5.1 5.4 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.8

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,873 5,606 4,802 4,461 4,389 4,425 4,490 4,529 4,420

Participation rate

39.0 45.3 38.8 35.7 35.4 35.7 36.3 36.6 35.7

Employed

3,929 4,547 3,987 3,558 3,690 3,676 3,640 3,701 3,637

Employment-population ratio

31.5 36.7 32.2 28.5 29.8 29.7 29.4 29.9 29.4

Unemployed

944 1,059 815 903 699 749 850 827 783

Unemployment rate

19.4 18.9 17.0 20.3 15.9 16.9 18.9 18.3 17.7

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,426 30,856 30,893 30,426 30,755 30,787 30,821 30,856 30,893

Civilian labor force

18,578 19,249 18,931 18,468 18,720 18,715 18,791 19,025 18,849

Participation rate

61.1 62.4 61.3 60.7 60.9 60.8 61.0 61.7 61.0

Employed

16,071 16,895 16,653 16,084 16,556 16,564 16,784 16,853 16,693

Employment-population ratio

52.8 54.8 53.9 52.9 53.8 53.8 54.5 54.6 54.0

Unemployed

2,507 2,355 2,278 2,385 2,164 2,151 2,007 2,172 2,157

Unemployment rate

13.5 12.2 12.0 12.9 11.6 11.5 10.7 11.4 11.4

Not in labor force

11,847 11,607 11,963 11,957 12,035 12,072 12,029 11,832 12,044

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,337 8,753 8,623 8,306 8,435 8,496 8,592 8,671 8,605

Participation rate

66.7 68.6 67.5 66.4 66.4 66.8 67.5 68.0 67.3

Employed

7,224 7,749 7,700 7,197 7,522 7,519 7,660 7,704 7,676

Employment-population ratio

57.8 60.7 60.3 57.6 59.2 59.1 60.1 60.4 60.1

Unemployed

1,113 1,003 923 1,109 913 977 932 967 929

Unemployment rate

13.3 11.5 10.7 13.4 10.8 11.5 10.9 11.1 10.8

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,444 9,696 9,588 9,437 9,583 9,521 9,566 9,720 9,595

Participation rate

61.4 62.2 61.4 61.4 61.7 61.2 61.4 62.3 61.5

Employed

8,355 8,639 8,470 8,436 8,590 8,564 8,702 8,736 8,581

Employment-population ratio

54.4 55.4 54.3 54.9 55.3 55.1 55.9 56.0 55.0

Unemployed

1,088 1,056 1,118 1,001 993 957 864 984 1,015

Unemployment rate

11.5 10.9 11.7 10.6 10.4 10.0 9.0 10.1 10.6

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

797 801 720 726 701 698 632 634 649

Participation rate

31.2 32.0 28.8 28.4 27.9 27.8 25.2 25.3 25.9

Employed

491 506 483 451 443 481 421 413 436

Employment-population ratio

19.2 20.2 19.3 17.6 17.6 19.1 16.8 16.5 17.4

Unemployed

306 295 237 275 258 217 211 221 213

Unemployment rate

38.4 36.8 32.9 37.9 36.8 31.1 33.4 34.9 32.8

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,241 13,765 13,704 - - - - - -

Civilian labor force

8,574 8,717 8,751 - - - - - -

Participation rate

64.8 63.3 63.9 - - - - - -

Employed

8,133 8,329 8,354 - - - - - -

Employment-population ratio

61.4 60.5 61.0 - - - - - -

Unemployed

441 389 398 - - - - - -

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.5 4.5 - - - - - -

Not in labor force

4,667 5,047 4,952 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

- Data not available.
NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: September 05, 2014